Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Reds slip two spots in latest batch of power rankings

On the heels of posting a 2-3 record against the likes of the Red Sox and Rockies, the Reds slipped two spots in this week's edition of MLB Power Rankings presented by "Baseball Tonight."

With an overall record of 17-19, Cincinnati earned the No. 19 spot in the rankings, which placed them squarely between the White Sox and Royals. Aside from Saturday's lopsided loss to Colorado, the Reds could very well have posted a 4-1 mark last week, as they came up one-run shy in both of their losses in Beantown.

As far as the rest of the division is concerned, the Brewers (24-14) led the way by occupying the No. 4 position. They previously held the top spot before running into some trouble this past week.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals (14th), Pirates (22nd), and Cubs (29th) rounded out the rest of the National League Central. You may notice that every team in the division outside of Milwaukee enters Monday night carrying a non-winning record. That's pretty crazy considering the division produced three playoff teams just one season ago.

Bryan Price's club will look to turn its fortunes around this week by hosting the Padres for a trio of games before traveling to Philadelphia for a weekend series against the Phillies.

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